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Kim Lab Members

Kim Lab Members

Kim Lab Members

Kim Lab Members

Members of Kim Lab

A clinical-basic science & computational-bench lab group. Our lab members include PhD scientists, MD clinicians, and MD PhD physician-scientists. Some computational biology members never touch a pipetman, some bench members have zero interest in computational bio, and some lab members do both dry and wet lab.    


Not just us. The Kim lab has many diverse collaborators. In critical illness, we lead “the Immunology of Cardiac Arrest Network” (I-CAN)--the first multi-center consortium that brings together computational biologists and immunologists with translational labs in Pulmonary, Cardiology, and Emergency Medicine. In lung fibrosis, we work closely with investigators in rheumatology, pulmonary and genetics.   

Assistant Professor of Medicine

- Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician

- Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

   Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Education & Training

- Harvard College, AB mcl

- Coro Fellow in Public Affairs

- Washington Univ. School of Medicine, MD PhD (Immunology, Holtzman lab)

- Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), residency (Internal medicine)

- Harvard Combined Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

- BWH Div. of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity, post-doc (Brenner lab)

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Edy Y. Kim, MD, PhD is a Physician-Scientist (Immunology PI), Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and faculty Director of BWH Covid-19 clinical guidelines ( He focuses on translational immunology of critical illness and pulmonary disease using discovery platforms.

Edy Y. Kim, MD, PhD 

Principal Investigator

Post-doctoral fellows

Post Doctoral Fellow


Ana B. Villaseñor-Altamirano is a postdoctoral research fellow at Edy Kim’s lab with a biomedical engineering degree from the National Polytechnical Institute (IPN) and an M.Sc. in cell biology from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV). She gained expertise in hepatocarcinogenesis, animal models, and molecular biology. Her doctoral work at UNAM applied bioinformatic tools to analyze the transcriptomic profile of COPD and IPF through public datasets. She learned skills in database management, web design, and data visualization. Currently, she employs single-cell methodologies to comprehend immune cell-driven inflammation and resolution in critical care and lung diseases, using computational tools to advance the understanding of pathophysiology, translational medicine, and therapy development. 


Mari is a Japanese internist, specialized in rheumatology, and physician scientist. She has conducted translational research mainly on inflammatory myopathies and other inflammatory diseases, focusing on the role of parenchymal cells and cell death in the Department of Rheumatology, TMDU. Motivated by an interest in the function of stromal cells and their interaction with immune cells in fibrotic and inflammatory milieu, and comprehensive analysis methods using next-generation sequencing technology, she joined the Kim Lab in 2023. She hopes to elucidate the pathophysiology of fibrotic lung diseases to address the unmet needs in the treatment of the intractable conditions.

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Kohei is a Japanese gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon, who graduated from Jichi Medical University in 2010. He has been working as a Board Certified GI Surgeon for 9 years. While working in Japan, he conducted his research on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis(NASH) and NASH-related hepatocellular carcinoma focusing on post-translational protein modification and the vicious cycle between cancer aggressiveness and inflammatory response on cancer microenvironment. To learn the immunological response to critical illness including cancer, he joined Kim Lab in 2023 and his main focus is in the cardiac arrest immunology project.

Villasenor Altamirano, Ana Beatriz
BS, MSc, PhD in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.

Kamiya, Mari 
MD, PhD in Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan

Yamada, Kohei
MD, in Saga University, Japan

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Hee Su completed her PhD in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Seoul National University, where she investigated the development and delivery of immune-modulating nanoparticles in the treatment of inflammatory joint disease (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis). Her research interests are focused on investigating the cellular and molecular immunopathology of inflammatory disease toward developing novel, targeted therapeutic delivery systems. In the Kim lab, she is studying post-cardiac arrest neurological injury. Using a combination of bioinformatics, immunology, and nanoparticle science, she is investigating strategies to alleviate post cardiac neuronal injury.  

Sohn, Hee Su 
MS, PhD in Seoul National University (SNU), Korea

Research Assistant

Kim, Yaunghyun Hailey
BS, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University


Hailey is a Research Assistant in Kim Lab who graduated from MCPHS University in BS. Pharmaceutical Sciences and joined Kim lab from October 2022. Her main work project in Kim Lab on research side is conducting in vitro and in-vivo experiments for pathogenesis/drug discovery for Interstitial Lung Disease(ILD)/Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis(IPF) supervised by Yunju, Hung, and Mari. She is planning to apply for a Graduate Program in the near future, and her main goal in Kim Lab is building a laboratory experience and techniques in immunology/cell biology conjugated with Biotechnology.

Menon, Jaivardhan Ajakumar
M.B.B.S, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences (SNIMS), India

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During his time in medical school, he delved into the investigation of metabolic stress-driven autophagy/mitophagy at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) as well as clinical research encompassing a wide array of topics at SNIMS. Graduating in 2022, he subsequently joined Kim Lab in 2023 as a Research Fellow. His interests revolve around clinical and translational research in cardio-pulmonary pathologies, with a primary focus on exploring the metabolomic and immunological axis of injury. Currently, he is actively involved in cardiac and sepsis projects, aiming to uncover targetable immunologic pathways associated with injury and recovery.



Merriam, Louis T. MD

Chip received his MD degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following medical school, he completed a residency in General Surgery and a two-year research fellowship at Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. Chip has spent his career teaching and practicing in academic medicine, first as Associate Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in NY and later at The University of Vermont. His clinical and academic interests have focused on student and resident education, quality assurance, and outcomes in General/Trauma Surgery. After retiring from clinical practice, Chip joined the Kim lab in 2020. His primary areas of interest include advances in medical education/communications and the epidemiology and immunopathology of Interstitial Lung Disease. In his free time, Chip is an artist, writer, and likes to spend time with his wife and two children.


Research Faculty

Humra Athar, PhD

Clinical Research Project Manager,
Boston Medical Center /Boston University 

Post Doctoral Fellow

Yunju Jeong, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Kyung Hee University (Rep.Korea)

Tomoyoshi Tamura, MD PhD

Assistant Professor,
Keio University (Japan)

Patrick G. Gavin, PhD

Scientist, AstraZeneca

Research Assistant

Reshmi Manandhar, MD

Medicine Resident
Mt. Auburn Hospital/HMS 

Muhammad Dawood Amir Sheikh, MD

Medicine resident,
University of South Alabama

Nusrath Movval Abdulla

Research Assistant, BWH

Aidan Cullen

Senior RA, BlueRock Therapeutics

Jinyu Guo, PhD

Tongji Medical College

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